Quotes For You
1. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
2. You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
3. After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
4. Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
5. Quarrels wouldn't last as long, if the fault was only on one side.
6. Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
7. A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
St. Francis De Sales
8. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
9. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
10. No man is free who is not master of himself.
11. There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
12. If you would live your life with ease; do what you ought, not what you please.
13. The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
14. What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
15. There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
16. Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
17. The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
18. Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
19. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
20. If you feel you have no faults ... there's another one.
21. Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
22. Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
23. Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
24. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
25. Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
26. You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
27. One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
28. The soul is covered with the color of it's leisure thoughts.
29. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
30. Some men see things the way they are and ask, "Why?" I dream things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw
31. If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
32. Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, "What happened?"
33. If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
34. What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
35. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
36. We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
37. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
38. Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
39. Never live in the past but always learn from it.
40. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
41. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
42. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
43. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
44. One's first step in wisdom is to question everything and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
45. A short saying often contains much wisdom.
46. Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
47. Superstition is born of ignorance and fear, and thrives the most when reason is asleep
48. The best way to predict your future is to create it.
49. The World we all share is given to us in trust. Every choice we make regarding the earth, air, and water around us should be made with the objective of preserving it for all generations to come.
August A. Bush III
50. We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.
51. It is in identifying yourself with the hopes, dreams, fears, and longings of other that you may understand them and help them.
Wilfer A. Peterson
52. Begin each day with friendly thoughts, And as the day goes on, Keep friendly, loving, good, and kind, Just as you were at dawn.
Frank B. Whitney
53. Love without ceasing, Give without measure- Who can exhaust God's limitless treasure?
54. If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.
55. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
56. Success is never final, and failure never fatal.
George F. Tilton
57. The greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it.
58. There never was any heart truly great and geerous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
59. There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.
Laurence J. Peter
60. See into life-don't just look at it.
61. Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
62. Leadership is the power to evoke the right response in other people.
63. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
64. Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine times out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
65. A gentle word, like summer rain, May soothe some heart and banish pain, What joy or sadness often springs From just the simple little things.
66. But every road is rough to me that has no friend to cheer it.
67. Reprove a friends in secret, but praise him before others.
Leonard da Vinci
68. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else exprects of you.
Henry Ward Beecher
69. I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
70. You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.
71. It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
G. K. Chesterton
72. Truth is such a rare thing; it is delightful to tell it.
73. Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
74. Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
75. If I shoot at the sun I may hit a star.
P. T. Barnum
76. He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass...for every one has need to be forgiven.
77. Kindness is a language the dumb can speak, and the deaf can hear and understand.
78. One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
79. Dreams don't work unless you do.
80. The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies.
81. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
82. The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
83. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
84. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burde of it to anyone else.
85. Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.
86. Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
87. You can never plan the future by the past.
88. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
89. The greatest achievements are those that benefit others.
90. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King
91. Plenty of people miss their share of appiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
92. It's better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to en it and resoe all doubt.
93. We cannot be sure that we have something worth living for unless we are ready to die for it.
94. We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall into the trap of being our own worst enems.
95. Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
96. It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
97. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened!
98. Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
99. I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
100. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise gows it under his feet.
101. Failure doesn't mean you are a failure..it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
102. A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his oppurtunities; an optimist is one who makes oppurtunities of his difficulties.
Reginald B. Mansell
103. People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren
104. It's nothing against you to fall down flat, but to lie there-that's disgrace.
Edmund Vance Cooke
105. Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
106. Laughter is a tranquillizer with no side effects.
107. Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
108. The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
William Conner Magee
109. There is no failure except in no longer trying.
110. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
111. There are periods when to dare, is the highes wisdom.
William Elery Channing
112. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
113. He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
114. When you handle yourself, use your head; when you handle others, use your heart.
115. Don't just make a living design a life.
116. People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't.
Edgar Watson Howe
117. I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Wilhelm Von Humbolt
118. A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
119. A man is known by the company his mind keeps.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
120. If you keep saying that things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
121. A great deal of good can be done is the world if one is not too careful who gets the credit.
A Jesuit Motto
122. Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right.
123. I don't know the secret to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
124. My obligation is to do the right thing the rest is in God's hands.
Martin Luther King
125. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothig can be changed until it is faced.
126. I will notpermit any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T Washington
127. Impossibilities vanish when a man and his God confront a mountain.
128. The key to everything is patience.
129. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
130. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.
David J Schwartz
131. Minds are like parachutes; they only function when open.
Thomas R Dewar
132. It's not whether you get knocked down it is whether you get up again.
133. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
134. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
135. If things go wrong, don't go with them.
136. Success consists of a series of little daily efforts.
137. We take for granted the things that most deserve our gratitude.
138. Great powers and natural gifts do not bring privileges to their possessor o much as they bring duties.
Henry Ward Beecher.
139. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
140. Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
141. We attract hearts by the qualities we display; we retain them by the qualities we possess.
Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard
142. To err is human, to forgive divine.
143. Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive.
Jean Paul Richter
144. He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
145. Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing so gentle as real strength.
St Fancis de Sales
146. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
147. I pray that I ma care enough, to love enough, to share enough, to let others become what they can be.
148. Common sense is not so common.
149. We can do no great things-only small things with great love.
150. Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
151. Problems are only oppurtunities in work clothes.
152. You cannot excape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
153. It is kind of fun to do the impossible.
154. The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude.
155. People can succeed at almost anything they have unlimited enthusiasm.
156. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
157. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
158. The key to everything is patience.
159. Impossibilities vanish when a man and his God confront a mountain.
160. Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
161. Learn to laugh at your troubles and you'll never run out of things to laugh at.
162. If you keep saying that things are going to be bad, ou have a chance of being a prophet.
163. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
164. The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
165. I don't know the secret of success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
166. My obligation is to do the right thing. The rest is in God's hands.
Martin Luther King
167. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
168. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
169. Promises may get friends but 'tis performance that keeps them.
170. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
171. I will not permit any man to narrow and degrade my sould by making me hate him.
Booker T Washington
172. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
173. Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
174. Small deeds done are better than great deeds promised.
175. When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
176. A pessimis is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Reginald B Mansell
177. People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren
178. Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
179. Even if you are on the right track you will get run over if you just sit there.
180. A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
181. When you handle yourself use your head; when you handle others use your heart.
182. In life as in football, you won't go far if you don't know where the goalposts are.
183. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
184. The old law an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.
Martin Luther King
185. Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
186. I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
187. If you are all wrapped up in yourself you are overdressed.
188. There is no substitue for hard work.
189. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
190. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choices.
William Jennings Bryan
191. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
192. Men are born with two eyes and one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
Charles Caleb Colton
193. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
194. You can never plan the future by the past.
195. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
196. None will improve your lot, if you yourselves do not.
197. The greatest achievements are those that benefit others.
198. Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
199. We cannot be sure we have something worth living for unless we are ready to die for it.
200. We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
201. Great minds have purpose; others have wishes.
202. Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
203. You may give out but never give up.
204. Whatever you do today do it better tomorrow.
205. People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't
Edgar Watson Howe
206. A man is known by the company his mind keeps.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
207. Live truth instead of professing it.
208. Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
209. May you live all the days of your life.
210. The man who makes no mistakes usually doesn't make anything.
William Conner Magee
211. There is no failure except in no longer trying.
212. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
213. Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
214. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
215. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
216. When you look for the good in others you discover the best in yourself.
217. Of all the things you wear your expression is the most important.
218. If things go wrong, don't go with them.
219. Success consists of a series of little daily efforts.
220. All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
221. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
222. A goal is nothing more than a dream with a time limit.
Joe L Griffith
223. No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.
224. Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
225. None is so deaf as he who will not hear.
226. Wisdom is always an oermatch for strength.
227. The conduct of our lives is the true mirror of our doctrine.
228. It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which gives happiness.
229. Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
Adam Clayton Powell
230. Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
231. Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.
232. Don't just make a living, design a life.
233. The poorest man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.
234. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.
David J Schwartz
235. Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.
Thomas R Dewar
236. It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up again.
237. It's nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.
238. He that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
239. The best preperation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
240. The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies.
241. Our faith should be our steering wheel not our spare tire.
C L Wheeler
242. Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
William Arthur Ward
243. Character is built out of circumstances. From exactly the same materials one man builds palaces, while another builds hovels.
G. H. Lewis
244. Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
245. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
246. He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
247. Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St. Francis De Sales
248. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
249. A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.
250. Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.